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Unformatted text preview: Winterborne's reaction to his aunt's refusal is also significant. Essentially, he agrees with his aunt about Daisy's deportment, but in Daisy's presence, he is captured by her charms. Thus, his views combine those of the American and those of the European. He is, furthermore, the formal man who is attracted by Daisy's spontaneity. When Daisy attempts to introduce Winterborne to her mother, she explains that her mother doesn't like to be introduced to people and is especially shy about meeting Daisy's gentlemen friends. In contrast, a European mother would insist upon being introduced to a daughter's friends. Thus, we have another insight into Daisy's free behavior; she is acting with her mother's accord. Moreover, a European mother would never allow her daughter to go to the castle alone, whereas Mrs. Miller tells Daisy that it would be better if she went alone. Note, however, that even Winterborne thinks Mrs. Daisy that it would be better if she went alone....
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
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